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What Aftermarket Cam should I get?

Postby Jrluz14 » Jun 11 2011, 12:48pm

You're going to want a 224 cam. LS6 cams are extremely mild and really don't produce nearly as much power as a different cam would. Stay away from the LS6 cams, they really aren't worth the install. Check out texas-speed.com, they have cam packages for these trucks on there which include cams matched with springs and optional rods. It doesn't get any easier than that. I would definitely do rods since it's easy and fairly cheap, better to be safe. You're definitely going to want a higher stall as well, although it's not necessary. A yank or circle d converter with a stall around 3200rpm would really get you moving quick. As far as heads, you don't even have long tubes or a converter yet so I'd wait before I look into heads. The LS6 isn't any good on these motors, the truck intakes have longer runners so they produce the power right where you want it on trucks. Pretty much what I'm trying to say is, if you want a HUGE difference then stay away from a LS6 cam and get a custom grind somewhere matched with springs and rods then do a high stall converter and you'll be hauling ass. Here's the link to the cam packages on Texas-speed.
http://www.texas-speed.com/shop/categor ... 5&catid=49
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Re: What Aftermarket Cam should I get?

Postby 08chevy » Jun 11 2011, 6:28pm

This is what i plan on going with. Its pricey tho.

http://texas-speed.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=203 u choose what cam you want and comes with built heads
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Re: What Aftermarket Cam should I get?

Postby 08chevy » Jun 11 2011, 6:49pm

Jrluz14 wrote:You're going to want a 224 cam. LS6 cams are extremely mild and really don't produce nearly as much power as a different cam would. Stay away from the LS6 cams, they really aren't worth the install. Check out texas-speed.com, they have cam packages for these trucks on there which include cams matched with springs and optional rods. It doesn't get any easier than that. I would definitely do rods since it's easy and fairly cheap, better to be safe. You're definitely going to want a higher stall as well, although it's not necessary. A yank or circle d converter with a stall around 3200rpm would really get you moving quick. As far as heads, you don't even have long tubes or a converter yet so I'd wait before I look into heads. The LS6 isn't any good on these motors, the truck intakes have longer runners so they produce the power right where you want it on trucks. Pretty much what I'm trying to say is, if you want a HUGE difference then stay away from a LS6 cam and get a custom grind somewhere matched with springs and rods then do a high stall converter and you'll be hauling ass. Here's the link to the cam packages on Texas-speed.
http://www.texas-speed.com/shop/categor ... 5&catid=49


Thinkin along the same lines i am. You cought my boo boo there i ment to say check for ls6 heads as alot of the 5.3 had them slapped on from factory. As far as power im unsure how much he is wanting. My old roomates truck 01 5.3 put down 439 on ls6 cam and valve work with longtubes. Texas speed post for the win. They really know there shit nowdays. Just sounded to me like he was wanting cheap noticable power. Wiah i woulda noticed your post before my last one.
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Re: What Aftermarket Cam should I get?

Postby starspangled6.0 » Jun 11 2011, 7:28pm

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Re: What Aftermarket Cam should I get?

Postby kmbellack [OP] » Jun 12 2011, 4:00am

ok so im lookin at only around 600 for all of this! thats not bad at all...until heads anyways. and, i was thinking, my aftermarket transmission is still in break in, when i drain all the fluid out of it ill look at changing the converter. is this going to be drivable on highways still tho? when i bought transmission i was told not to go over 1800 because i wouldnt be locked up at highway speeds yet. it would still be stalling.
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What Aftermarket Cam should I get?

Postby Jrluz14 » Jun 13 2011, 12:29pm

Highway shouldn't be too bad. I would just call Yank or Circle D and talk to them about it. I wouldn't get anything lower than a 2800 stall though, and even that's kinda low.
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